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A Vigil to End Human Concentration Camps On Friday July 12th, 2019, Lights for Liberty: A Vigil to End Human Concentration Camps, will bring thousands of people to locations worldwide as well as to concentration camps across the country, into the streets and into their own front yards, to protest... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2019 at The Davisite
By Dov Salkoff I am in a strange stage of my life. I am unemployed with a Ph.D. in neuroscience, living in my mother’s house. Since moving to Davis, I became more involved with political activism, most of all climate change. I am now driven, every day, by the conviction... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2019 at The Davisite
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The Valley Clean Energy board of directors will meet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 11, in the Council Chambers at Woodland City Hall, 300 First St. in Woodland. The meeting is open to the public. The board — which includes members of the Davis and Woodland city councils and the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2019 at The Davisite
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On June 5, Soroptimists Meredith Sweet, left, and Eda Chen present Terecita Lopez with a $2,500 grant to help her finish her training to become a licensed vocational nurse. Three other women received grants as well. Wendy Weitzel/Courtesy photo Soroptimist International of Davis gave a boost to four local moms... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2019 at The Davisite
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New citizen initiative filed in response Frustrated by City Hall's insistence on paid parking expansions despite massive popular resistance, friends of downtown and concerned Davisites have filed a citizen's initiative to go on the March 2020 ballot. The proponents of record are Daniel Urazandi and Robert Milbrodt although many people... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2019 at The Davisite
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This scarlet oak on Antioch is a car magnet because of the cooling shade it produces all summer. By Greg McPherson Nineteen trees were awarded Great Tree status in Tree Davis’s Great Tree Search. Great Trees were designated because of their unusual size, species, form, or history. Awardees ranged from... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2019 at The Davisite
There are significant economic reasons to have a municipal fiber project Published by Matt Williams in the Davis Enterprise, reprinted with permission of the author I respectfully disagree with Dan Carson. As a member of the BATF I would like to share with the public the following list of reasons... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2019 at The Davisite
June Programs at Davis Methodist Focus on Shelter (From Press release) Across California, affordable housing and homelessness is a huge and growing problem. Yet solutions proposed by cities and non-profits are often met with neighborhood opposition. How can we work together as a community to help our neighbors who are... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2019 at The Davisite
June Programs at Davis Methodist Focus on Shelter (From Press release) Across California, affordable housing and homelessness is a huge and growing problem. Yet solutions proposed by cities and non-profits are often met with neighborhood opposition. How can we work together as a community to help our neighbors who are... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2019 at The Davisite
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By Robert Nickerson Sometimes it seems this town is trying to find its get up and go. If we were taking an auto trip we are getting a lot of constituencies into the car, Ag and Seed, BioTech, New Downtown, Innovation Center, are all getting in and closing the door,... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2019 at The Davisite
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GUIDING PRINCIPLES By DavisGIG The community owned fiber optic project will meet many specific economic and connectivity objectives of its community partners. More importantly its design is guided by certain principles and community values and brings direct substantial benefits to Davis residents. These benefits are referenced from and included in... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2019 at The Davisite
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Developers and Council Get Cozy with the Vanguard By Roberta Millstein, Rik Keller, and Colin Walsh After having raised concerns about Sunday’s Vanguard fundraiser in a series of articles (most recently here), we thought we should give a quick summary of how it all turned out. The event was scheduled... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2019 at The Davisite
Public Presentation June 2 (From Press release) Come hear a first-hand report on "The Root Causes of Immigration to the U.S." June 2 at the Friends Meeting, corner of 4th and L Streets, Davis at 2:00pm. The news media are filled with stories and pictures of thousands of migrants walking... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2019 at The Davisite
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Birch Lane students see a production this month of "Light the Way," a bike safety musical by Bike City Theatre Company. There's a public performance of the play June 1-2 at Patwin Elementary. Photo credit: Owen Yancher/Davis Enterprise By Wendy Weitzel More than 20 artists and supporters of the arts... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2019 at The Davisite
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Regarding the 5/15/2019 Court decision on the Trackside project The Old East Davis Neighborhood Association is grateful that the Court conducted a thorough review of the administrative record and made a well-considered decision. The Court was unusually diligent, in that the Parties were brought together for a second hearing to... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2019 at The Davisite
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(From Press release) This year, environmentalists from the local Sierra Club Yolano Group's area (primarily Yolo County) received 4 of the 6 individual awards given for all of Northern California at the Sierra Club’s Mother Lode Chapter Annual Awards Banquet in Sacramento on May 18. One additional special award for... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2019 at The Davisite
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Vanguard Defends Council The following are comments that Roberta Millstein, Colin Walsh, and Rik Keller provided to City Council on Tuesday evening, May 14, during the open citizen comment period (these may not be verbatim as language could have been modified slightly during presentation or cut short due to time... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2019 at The Davisite
WHAT: Community members from Davis and surrounding areas will meet at the UC Davis Art Annex to discuss the ​Green New Deal and how to best address the climate emergency on Saturday, May 25th, from 10am-12pm. The event is one of more than 250 town halls for the Green New... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2019 at The Davisite
By Daniel Urazandi I wasn't at all surprised when the sitting council voted unanimously to remove the zoning restrictions on the Target mall. But I was astonished by the content of the staff report they based that decision on. It makes claims that are demonstrably false to anyone who has... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2019 at The Davisite
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By Connor Gorman Solidarity forever! The UC still hasn't agreed to provide basic rights and dignity to many of its workers (much less what they truly deserve). On top of this, the UC is continuing to outsource countless jobs to for profit companies whose employees are treated even worse than... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2019 at The Davisite
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Eminent economic geographers say that deregulation and upzoning will make gentrification in cities like SF much worse. By Tim Redmond Pretty much everybody who’s paying attention to the housing crisis in San Francisco – except, apparently, the Chronicle – is talking about the new study by eminent economic geographers Andrés... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2019 at The Davisite
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By Pam Nieberg Please contact the City Council, City Manager, City Wildlife Resource Specialist and whomever else you wish regarding the city tree pruning that is going on right now. Someone in the city contracted for the pruning of city trees now, in the middle of nesting season for virtually... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2019 at The Davisite
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Mike Hollibaugh of Holly Solar watches as artist Mark Grieve, in hardhat, guides forklift driver Dave Pedroli during Tuesday's installation of "The Davis Needle" at Third Street and University Avenue in Davis. Courtesy photo. By Wendy Weitzel A 25-foot-tall obelisk created from reclaimed bicycle parts is a sparkling new addition... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2019 at The Davisite
By Glen Holstein Lately Davis has been lurching from one fiasco, paid parking, to another, Mace gridlock, like a drunk staggering home from a dive bar. Kudos to the Davis Enterprise for connecting the dots that these and many other fiascos are related elements of a campaign that’s strangling vehicle... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2019 at The Davisite
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Davis Pride Festival When: Sunday, May 19 Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Place: Central Park, 401 C St., Davis What: Free event with music, food, education, kids’ activities and support for the LGBTQ+ community Related event: Run/Walk for Equality, 8 a.m. Info: davispride.org Shelly Bailes and Ellen Pontac react... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2019 at The Davisite